The Snellville city council recently approved a $13,063,295 Fiscal Year 2021 balanced budget while trying to predict how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect city revenue. The city anticipates a 40 percent decrease in hotel/motel room tax, a 20 percent decrease in the Title Ad Valorem Tax and a 25 percent reduction in intangible taxes.
The City Council adopted a resolution that condemns racism and commits city departments, including the police department, to ensure a “culture of trust” exists between the city and residents. Fostering that culture is an attempt to improve race relations within Snellville.
“We are very proud of these young people and their commitment to raising awareness about critical issues affecting our society,” City Manager Butch Sanders said. “Snellville celebrates its diverse community and we are going to work to keep our neighbors together and continue to support minority-owned businesses.”
Due to concerns about COVID-19, Snellville has postponed the city’s Star Spangled Snellville celebration normally held on July 4. The event, complete with fireworks, food, entertainment and live music, will take place 3 to 9 p.m. Sept. 5 on the Towne Green.
The Snellville City Council passed a resolution condemning racism Monday night and committed to building a “culture of trust” between the city, its police department and residents.
“The Snellville Police Department is proud to partner with the Gwinnett Coalition allowing us to serve as a book donation site for the G.R.E.A.T. Little Minds program,” Snellville Police Chief Roy Whitehead said.
The city of Snellville is opening the public pool at T.W. Briscoe Park on May 29, but with new coronavirus-related precautions in place.
Snellville recently unveiled its Fiscal Year 2021 budget. While the city states the proposed budget reflects the economic hardships predicted in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the numbers are actually higher than last year’s by 3.2 percent or $414,431.
Two Gwinnett County cities are reopening their main government buildings after the coronavirus pandemic forced them to close.
The city of Snellville has been awarded $385,000 in Community Development Block Grant Program funds for the Briscoe Trail sidewalk construction project that will link The Grove at Towne Center with T.W. Briscoe Park.